This year is also the tenth anniversary of another event, but very sad, that concerned Italy at that time – the Aquila earthquake – a series of seismic shocks that destroyed most of the villages of Abruzzo in the province of Aquila and claimed 309 victims.
We all know that Gianluca Ginoble is a native of Abruzzo, and we know his sensitivity to his homeland, which he loves so much. Several times I heard from Gianluca that he wanted to do something, really useful for this land.
I am sure that Gianluca will have pushed a lot for this event and, knowing the sensibility of Ignazio and Piero, surely he will not have done much to convince them.
The event was announced by TG ROSETO, with this article from which I translate the most important parts.
On 26 August at 9.30 pm at the Teatro del Perdono, Piazzale di Collemaggio, the Music Show, stories and emotions entitled “Il Volo per L’Aquila” will be held, which will be accompanied by the Grand Symphony Orchestra of the Italian Conservatories, conducted by master Leonardo De Amicis.
The musical group of Il Volo, Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone and have decided to pay homage to the city of L’Aquila on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the earthquake giving up their compensation, lending their voices and their talent for free with the will of leave something beautiful and real to the city.
Places on the Prato are free. The 1500 chairs are paid and everyone will pay, even the authorities. The proceeds of the tickets will be used to support boys who will be trained at the conservatory.
(photo during the rehearsals of the concert)
Really a beautiful initiative, thanks to the great heart and the availability of Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, very commendable.
I liked a passage on the article, it was written that everyone, including personalities, will pay for the ticket (only 15 euros). Yes, because here, in the various concerts, often the celebrities or at least the personalities, enter without paying. Unseemly.
With the boys, on the stage, there will also be Alessandro Quarta.
Another thing that pleased me to read about the article, is that the orchestra conductor will be Leonardo De Amicis, the one who directed them in TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE, remember?
Here they are, together in this photo.
Gianluca, 10 years ago, sang for the L’Aquila earthquake, you remember a little child who was singing Gounod’s “AVE MARIA”, also this year IL VOLO, will dedicate a particular song, during this event and it will be “AVE MARIA MATER MISERICORDIAE”.
Guys, there is no song more beautiful and suitable than this one. You will sing it with all your heart and we will listen to you with great affection.
It rained in the afternoon, big clouds are still in the sky, and now the show begins.
And here’s to the TGR Abruzzo news, what they said about them.
PR = Waiting in L’Aquila for the IL VOLO concert.
Full of appointments, the PERDONANCE program, many tourists in the city.
We connect live with L’Aquila, where the 725th edition of the PERDONANCE is going on, tonight there will be the IL VOLO concert, live for you with Gianluca Ginoble interviewed by Daniela Senepa.
DS= I’m here on the stage of Collemaggio, where there is rehelase of IL VOLO that is trying the AVE MARIA. Sorry everyone, we are the TGR of Abruzzo, turn to the camera, excuse yourself guys from the orchestra. IL VOLO, for AQUILA, you are trying the Ave Maria, there is truly your embrace for this city, which is trying to re-rise.
P = We are very close to this city, also because 10 years ago, when the tragedy happened, we were at TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE, the program where we met, we lived fully that moment, there was also the maestro De Amicis, maestro , come here beside us.
DS= Here behind me, on the other hand, there is an extraordinary violin, we listened to the tests and I assure you that my heart beats fast, then when it sings IL VOLO, accompanied by these orchestral boys is a very important moment, (she he turns to Ignazio), because it’s not just your art, but also what you dedicate it to, so it’s a very important moment.
I= Absolutely, we are honored to be here and to be able to sing for all the Aquilans, and above all for all the people who came here to give a symbol of solidarity, for what happened 10 years ago, all united together, music, art, and that’s what we do every day. We must say thank you, certainly to Leonardo De Amicis, who invited us, and we could not say no, but thanks also to Alessandro Quarta, he too, like us, came to help, to spend an evening in music, all together.
DS = Gianluca, I’ll call you by name, because you were born here, you’re from Abruzzo, born in Roseto. Teramo has suffered a lot from the earthquakes of central Italy, I know that for you, it is a strong emotion, every time.
G= Yes, I’m not from L’Aquila, but I feel a little for Aquila, because 10 years ago, immediately after the earthquake, in the following months, they moved many Aquilans to the coast, so many were boys of my age, I made friends with them, but then, I never saw them again. Maybe tonight they will be here and we will sing for them and for all the inhabitants of the Aquila who are here to spend moments of joy and happiness.
Is evening, the tickets are all sold out, people arrive with great traffic difficulties and parking.
But then it all begins, and “it is music, the real one that remains.”
“MUSICA CHE RESTA”
At the beginning this next video, the master De Amicis, says that he has known the boys since they were really small, and he finds them again, after 10 years, grown up, sensitive and immensely artistically, a gift to the Aquila and to all the people.
Then he calls the mayor, to offer the boys a little recognition.
The mayor says that they have seen so many concerts in L’Aquila, but they have rarely seen so many people, so much emotion, for such an event, which has joyfully paralyzed Aquila. “You have given us indescribable emotions, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
(in the photo the boys with the maestro De Amicis and the mayor of L’Aquila)
Here is another short video by a fan:
“MUSICA CHE RESTA”
“A CHI MI DICE”
In this photo, during their stay in L’Aquila, Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero also had time to visit a summer camp for small children.
But still, a series of beautiful shots of the event.
Guys, I have no more words and I want to conclude with these shared by Gianluca. Mr. Ercole Ginoble shared it with the maestro De Amicis.
“Abruzzo is a wonderful land for many reasons. The biggest reason is the emotion that provokes seeing a city wounded in the depths, like L’Aquila, react to one of the most disconcerting tragedies that nature can unleash with such great strength! At 10 years from that earthquake, seeing 20 thousand people warm a square there made you more proud to be there last night! ” ❤️
While they were in Abruzzo for the Chieti concert, Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero made a very special visit.
This video was broadcast by the Abruzzo TV news program.
Man = Exceptional visit to the small patients of the pediatric oncology department of Pescara. The singing trio of IL VOLO has arrived to bring gifts and joy.
Woman = They kept their promise, they returned to find the small children of the oncohematology department of the hospital in Pescara, the children of IL VOLO.
Occasion, the stage of the tour, for the concert at the Civitella di Chieti, before going on stage, Ignazio Boschetto, the Abruzzese Gianluca Ginoble and Piero Barone, wanted to meet the small children who in these days, are hospitalized in the structure of Pescara.
Among small gifts, photos and hugs, a moment of true solidarity among those who suffer.
I= We do a little, but we know that it is worth a lot for these children, and it is a pleasure every time, to be able to come here to Pescara and thanks to AGBE (Association Parents Emopathic Children) that gives us this opportunity. Woman = Gianluca, for you Pescara and Abruzzo, have a special value. G= Absolutely, then I adapt to what Ignazio said and what we want to do is give strength to children, and especially to families, being close to them with a few gestures, for us it is important.
P= There is nothing more beautiful than sharing our passion, we are extremely lucky, because there is nothing more beautiful than seeing the people who look at you and smile at you.
A gesture of great significance for the AGBE, which accompanies children and families, in the difficult moments of their lives. Achille Di Paolo, is its president.
AdP = We are proud to have these guys, who support us every time. Whenever they are in the area, in Pescara, even in the Marche, a visit always make a visit to us. They fill us with joy and above all, they make our children smile and this is very important.
P= We have to thank heaven every day, for what we are experiencing right now, we are all extremely lucky, but we don’t realize it. These experiences give you a strength that fills your heart and makes you understand so much about life. I= It’s nice, when you can give a smile to younger children, it’s always a beautiful thing. Besides, I am one who tries not to see only the tragedy, today we live in the present and tomorrow, we will worry, when it will be tomorrow. Today we are here, in the present and we are with these young people and we try to give them a smile now.
G= I am very close, like Ignazio and Piero, to AGBE, we thank them for all the work they do every day, to stay close to these children, and their parents, who need support, above all moral support. Children are naturally unaware of what is happening, but parents, it is clear that they need as much strength. We promise to return, this time too, absolutely, every time the boys, Ignazio and Piero, are here in the area, for a concert, or whatever, we promise to come back, to give you a smile too, to stay together, which is the most important thing.
And here is the AGBE video of the visit of IL VOLO.
Also these days, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, have also given this special message.
I= A few days ago we heard about a sad story, we met a little girl, her name is Jo. She needs an intervention at the heels, this intervention can only be done in America at a cost of around 500,000 euros. We are here, to raise awareness, people like us, who can help us, even with little. P= For more information, go to the Facebook page, “Jo’s dreams”. G= We can help this little girl, who needs all of us, please…
Below are the donation codes from Jo’s photo enlarged.
This is the least known part of our boys, but it is a part that does them much honor.
Always look to those less fortunate than you.
Try to give a smile to those who don’t want to smile.
Slowly, slowly, we arrived in CHIETI, the last Italian stop, before the grand finale of Verona. We are in Abruzzo, the land of Gianluca.
Let’s start with this video with this presentation that I translate for you.
C H I E T I
“LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”
G= Finally in my land, finally, after a long wait. P = Two concerts in Sicily, and you spoke in Sicilian … G = Welcome to Abruzzo. P = It’s not like you play at home, and the two of us leave, you don’t do the concert alone. G = Then you make us feel how you speak the Abruzzese, but the Teramo dialect is different. I = (signs to be silent and speaks with a fixed voice) Welcome to Abruzzo, a magnificent land, a very fertile land of talents, not only of Gianluca, also of many illustrious characters such as Rocco Siffredi (pornographic actor), of great stature. G = But can you start a concert with these things? I = I have not finished yet, I warn you that otherwise I start over again. Welcome to Abruzzo, a very beautiful city. P + G = City ???? I = Very beautiful region, overlooking the sea on the Adriatic coast, but there is also a beautiful mountain, the Gran Sasso, welcome to Abruzzo, thanks. Let’s say you have a good (Gianluca) that should be “Unesco heritage”, wherever he goes, he speaks of Abruzzo (applause) P = If we go to South Africa, “I’m from Abruzzo”, to explain Abruzzo to Woody Allen, he had to talk about Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. G = Thank you, see? You make me look good, thanks. I = But surely you will take some percentage from the region, it’s incredible, whatever you talk about, he says Abruzzo. You should open a cellar “Montepulciano d’Abruzzo” P = I wanted to say that this year we are celebrating 10 years of career, thanks. In 10 years, so many things have changed, so many pounds have gone away (indicates Ignazio’s belly) I = I want to undress, but it’s not a lookout. P = Master: (begins the song )
“CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU”
The Chieti concert was also the last concert, this year with Quarta and IL VOLO(he will also be in Verona) and Alessandro finally said these beautiful words:
“At some point, one has to take a vacation, and right now, that I’ve met these THREE WONDERS, I have to move away from them. Because today, for me, it’s the last stop on the tour, for me it was a pleasure, let me tell you, not immense, MORE, because it is incredible how they have an excellent musical maturity, because usually the voice is heard, only these high notes are heard, but the music is not only made of strong dynamics, the difficulty is when you get a fort, making your voice slow, which for me means being truly, truly, honored to have three voices like that, not only for how they sing, but also for how they interpret.”
……. and we end with Gianluca’s thanks.
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. We must feel them with our hearts. It is always nice to sing in my land. Thanks to all the people present last night in Chieti, I experienced some unforgettable moments that I will carry with me forever.”❤️ ️✨ ~Gianluca
D U B R O V N I K
Dubrovnik, is a beautiful town in southern Croatia, boasts a historic center of particular historical and cultural importance, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and which earned it the nickname“Pearl of the Adriatic”.
Until the 70’s its name was RAGUSA(in Italian Ragusa of the Adriatic to distinguish it from the Sicilian Ragusa). Dubrovnik is its name in Croatian and often, in books, the double name is used.
Well, the Italian adventure is over, only the grand finale remains in Verona.You have noticed that the program of the songs varies, in Croatia “Caruso” was inserted. Even Gianluca, in recent concerts, has replaced a solo. They are like this, they modify the lineup, according to the needs.
Okay, you guys need rest, holidays and return to families.
For the concerts we meet again in September, happy holidays …………. and happy holidays to all the crew of Flight Crew !!
The MOON & STARS festival held in the square of Locarno was a success.
Here are some photos.
Great to see people in these photos.
Here are some short videos:
“ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO”
On the fanpage LE MAMME ILVOLOVERS, I read a beautiful comment, about who was present in Locarno, I extract the most significant piece and I thank the fanpage.
I hadn’t heard them live for a year !! I thought that after Notte Magica in Taormina, where they had been great, they could no longer amaze me !! There are no more doubts about their greatness !!
Last night, instead, in Locarno, I had to think again !! Each time, they surpass themselves in skill !!
I don’t know where these guys are going, they are still so young, they have so many years ahead of them, but if they keep it up there is no one else who can have this success!!
I saw them so at ease, close-knit, happy to be on stage that transmitted joy to all of us present! I have seen their other concerts here in Switzerland, but to hear the square sing with them like last night, NEVER !!
“They came to steal hearts. There was a lot of love in the air for IL VOLO. The voices of the three boys come from another planet – even live. The three wonders transformed effortlessly between classical and pop music, international songs and Neapolitan songs. Pop Opera in a class of its own in Piazza Grande. Well done!”
(Scroll down on the webpage to see IL VOLO perform “Grande Amore”.)
The translation of the paragraph below the photo of IL VOLO:
But let’s start with the classic-pop Italian trio made up of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto(tenors) and Gianluca Ginoble(baritone) who may or may not like it as far as singing style (belcanto, although considered the emblem of Italianness all over the world, at home and from us does not enjoy too many consents) but that is absolutely impeccable. The voices of the three boys are in fact optimally set, the harmony is perfect and even the repertoire chosen by them does not make a wrinkle: a dozen classics of the melodic tradition of the Peninsula (from “Il Mondo” to the “L’immensità”, from “Lontano Dagli Occhi”to “Almeno tu nell’universo” to the inevitable “Volare”), four to five songs of their own (including the Sanremo singles “Grande Amore” and “Musica Che Resta”) and a couple of international standards like “My Way” and “Love Story”. All accompanied by a classical orchestra of about twenty elements (the Filarmonia Veneta) and a pop complex: a sumptuous organic capable of offering an ideal sound carpet to the performances of the three, performed both together and carving out their own spaces personal but always in the sign of a continuity and an interpretative balance that has never failed. The undisputed heirs of Bocelli, in short, that the public appreciated them with long and enthusiastic applause.
Beautiful this support from Abruzzo, who knows for whom will have given their warmest applause ?? 😉
This, their image is very beautiful.
And here are the beautiful words of Luce Blu, also present at the concert:
Hello everyone, yesterday I had the extraordinary fortune of finding myself in Locarno for the “Moon & Stars”, I don’t know what to tell you except under a different sky, other scents, a clearer night … the same intense sensations that you get straight to heart, they are impossible to hold and escape from the eyes. How can we not thank them for this? Always … it’s the minimum. But still for their availability and kindness, rare qualities in their world and perhaps also in the world in general.
All that immediately catches one’s eye is their serenity on stage and their great harmony, one can say aloud that they are back to being those three voices and one soul that in “Notte Magica” was perceived too, one can well understand, of the importance of that project so demanding that it weighed with considerable responsibility.
Quarta, then with that violin … an alien on earth that makes the strings of that instrument scream, and together those of the soul, the solos of our idols with its accompaniment cannot fail to make you shed tears.
And tonight Alessandro Quarta’s shirt is longer!!
What to say, although the program was shorter, for reasons of time, certainly, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, got a great concert.
BRAVISSIMI, but quick to rest, there’s another concert coming soon: Merano, al Maia Music Festival !!